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Calendarium naturale magicum perpetuum profundissimam rerum secretissimarum contemplationem totiusque Philosophiæ cognitionem complectens [graphic]

Published 1619
Topics Alchemy, Zodiac, Magic

Three sheets joined on linen mount

Print with letters: Auth. Iohan Babtista [Gro]ssschedel ab Aicha; Io. Theodore de Bry excudeb.; Thico Brahae inuentor 1582

Print lacking date, attributed to Matthaeus Merian after images and text by Johann Baptist Grossschedel von Aicha

Cf. Gilly: the reference to Tycho Brahe as inventor implies only that the Calendarium imitates the method employed by the Danish astronomer

Ref.: Magic, alchemy and science 15th-18th centuries : the influence of Hermes Trismegistus, ed. Carlos Gilly, Cis van Heertum. Florence: Centro Di, 2002; The magical calendar: a synthesis of magical symbolism from the seventeenth century renaissance of medieval occultism, ed. Adam McLean. Edinburgh: Magnum Opus, Hermetic Sourceworks, 1979

The print depicts and describes a hermetic universe, with fourteen horizontal parts, each subdivided vertically into a number of sections connecting with others. The print incorporates alchemical, astrological and mystical elements

Assessed: Condition report in research file;


Publisher [S.l.] : Io. Theodore de Bry
Year 1619
Pages 8
Language Multiple
Call number 686519
Digitizing sponsor Getty Research Institute
Book contributor Getty Research Institute
Collection gettyalchemy; getty; americana
Notes No table of contents. No page numbers. No title page. No copyright. No cover. Large chart was too big to shoot; photographed portions in succession.

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by Fabre, Pierre-Jean, d. ca. 1650